- patent medicine
- A medicine compounded by a manufacturer according to his own formula. 25 Am J2d Drugs § 3. The term does not convey the idea that the medicine is a "patented" medicine. Jacobs v Beecham, 221 US 263, 55 L Ed 729, 31 S CI 555.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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